Swimming Set To Receive Second Highest IOC Funding Among All Olympic Sports

The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations, the organization that represents all 28 sports on the 2016 Rio Olympic Program, is giving swimming one of the highest revenue distributions out of any sport.


FINA Follows IOC In Releasing Compensation Figures

“The IOC ethics commission invites all the sports organizations of the Olympic movement to establish a similar policy and make…

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FINA Officially Signs Host City Agreement With Budapest For 2017 World Championships

Lausanne (SUI), April 16, 2015– The Hungarian Prime Minister Mr. Viktor Orbán and FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione were…

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FINA Director Talks About Extending Special World Championships Invitation to Michael Phelps

Phelps says he will not be swimming at Worlds, but FINA has other ideas.


FINA President Dr. Julio Maglione elected as PASO President

FINA President and IOC Member Dr. Julio C. Maglione was elected as Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO) President at the organisation’€™s Extraordinary General Assembly in Miami, Florida (USA) on Saturday April 11, 2015. Dr. Maglione will serve until 2016.

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FINA Launches Scholarship Training Program in Phuket, Thailand with 38 Swimmers

FINA has launched a new scholarship program in Phuket, Thailand for 38 athletes of 19 countries with an eye on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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FINA Approves Major Changes; Breaststroke Officially Moves to Synchronized Swimming

In the vote, FINA approved a new format for the FINA World Cup Series to help eliminate unnecessary costs for the hosts of the event.


Park Tae Hwan Issues Apology in First Public Appearance Post-Failed Doping Test

South Korea’s Park Tae Hwan publicly apologizes for his recent FINA doping struggle.


Official: Park’s 3 Years’ Additional Suspension May Not be “Legally Appropriate”

Regarding the latest with South Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan’s doping suspension, as we reported, there is a subjective domestic…


World Champions Spain Stun Netherlands in Penultimate Round of World Water Polo League

The battle for Super Final berths was fierce between European teams in the penultimate round of the FINA Women’s Water…

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Park Issues Apology After Receiving FINA’s Doping Suspension

After being handed an 18-month suspension by the FINA Doping Panel stemming from a positive doping test back in September…


Competitor named Official NCAA®Championship Swim Lane

“We are thrilled to formalize a relationship with the NCAA. It is always gratifying to have our lane lines used at the most elite level,” said Brad Underwood, Competitor president.

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2015 FINA Water Polo World League: Hungary, Serbia and Croatia after round 7

Group leaders Hungary, Serbia and Croatia extended their unbeaten streak after round 7 of the European tournament of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League 2015, held on Tuesday March 17 in various cities.

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Russian Vitaly Melnikov banned for two years after positive doping test from 2013 Euros

FINA has officially banned Russian swimmer Vitaly Melnikov for two years and stripped him of two European Championships medals for a failed drug test at the 2013 Short Course European Championships.


Proposed FINA Amendments Abolish Bureau Age Limits; Create New Role of VP

Current FINA President, Julio Maglione would be able to potentially run for a third and final term as head of FINA until the year 2021 under a proposed amendment.

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